Nicanor Perlas has been a champion of Civil Society and an advocate for human interests, both in his native Philippines, and on the world stage. His published works include two books "Shaping Globalization: Civil Society, Cultural Power and Threefolding" (1999) and "Humanity"s Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence" (2018). Both books will be available for purchase at the book signing, after the lecture .
Nicanor is credited with stopping twelve nuclear power plants, banning 32 pesticides, and mainstreaming organic farming in the Philippines. He has received numerous awards in recognition of the global impact of his work, including the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize) in 2003.
He has worked with the United Nations to develop strategies and plans to lay the groundwork for an ecologically sustainable world for the 21st century. Nicanor's visit to Thornhill is part of a continent-wide tour to awaken people to the urgent challenges of our time, including the dehumanizing dangers of artificial intelligence.
For more information about Nicanor's visit see: www.rsct.ca/Nicanor-Perlas-June-2019
This lecture is in the Music Room at the Toronto Waldorf School